Unbeaten in three starts, the Galileo colt Frankel has soared to the top of the ante-post betting for next year’s English classics with an impressive victory in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
Sadly, the 10-length winner of the Royal Lodge over a mile is not likely to visit Kentucky for a crack at the Breeders’ Cup races
for juveniles. According to trainer Henry Cecil, “It’s a question of
the Dewhurst or the Racing Post Trophy. If possible, I’d rather finish
his season earlier” in the Dewhurst on Oct. 16.
That should end any option of the colt coming over to test the
competition in the States before being laid off to fill out and grow
over the winter, then begin his spring preparation for the classics in